Concussions from Car Crashes
Car accidents can have significant force on the occupants of the vehicles involved. This force can cause brain trauma in two different ways:
- Causing someone to hit their head on part of the vehicle
- Causing their head to shake violently, which can damage brain tissue
In either of these situations, victims might notice they are disoriented, seeing “stars,” feeling sleepy or restless, feeling more irritable, having brief memory lapses, or other unusual sensations. While some people might mistake these signs – such as feeling “out of it” – as normal after a traumatizing event, they are often signs that they suffered a concussion.
If you feel anything out of the ordinary, you should always get checked out by a medical professional. Doctors in the emergency room have diagnostic tools that allow them to determine when you might have a concussion. They will then prescribe a treatment plan based on their findings.
Though concussions are often referred to as “mild” traumatic brain injuries, these injuries are often not mild at all. Concussions can have many cognitive, physical, and behavioral effects for days or weeks, which can impact home and work life. Some people even develop post-concussion syndrome, which can prolong the effects of a concussion for months or even more than a year.
If you suffered a concussion and someone else was at fault for your accident, you have a tough road ahead, and the negligent party should be liable for your losses. These include medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Consult with an Upland Car Accident Lawyer About Your Rights
The Law Offices of Brian Brandt represents clients with many injuries from car accidents, including concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. Call 800.983.4467 or contact us online to speak with an Upland car accident attorney and get a free case evaluation.